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HS Prannoy defeats Parupalli Kashyap 21-15 20-22 21-12 to win US Open

HS Prannoy defeats Parupalli Kashyap 21-15 20-22 21-12 to win US Open

The duo, who had a 1-1 head-to-head record having played each other at the 2014 German Open last time, engaged in fast-paced rallies and Prannoy more often sealed the rallies with his powerful smashes.

Parupalli Kashyap meets HS Prannoy in summit clash of US Open Grand Prix

Parupalli Kashyap meets HS Prannoy in summit clash of US Open Grand Prix

After limping out of the court with a calf injury in October in 2015, it was the first final for Kashyap in 21 months, while Prannoy, who has always been plagued by injuries,also reached his first summit clash after clinching the Swiss Open last year.

US Open Grand Prix: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy sail into semi-final round

US Open Grand Prix: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy sail into semi-final round

The third seeded men`s doubles pair of Manu-Sumeeth moved past Japanese seventh seeds Hiroki Okamura and Masayuki Onodera 21-18, 22-20 in 43 minutes.

Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to  US Open quarterfinals

Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to US Open quarterfinals

Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungary's Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18 17-6 in favour of the Indian.

US Open: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocks out top seed Lee Hyun Il

US Open: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocks out top seed Lee Hyun Il

On a comeback trail after recovering from a shoulder injury, Kashyap dished out a gritty performance to stave off the challenge from World No. 15 Lee 21-16 10-21 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.

Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open

Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open

A former National champion, Sameer was then forced to withdraw from last week's Canada Open after failing to get visa on time.

Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter 2nd round

Canada Open: Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter 2nd round

Kashyap will meet Japan's Koki Watanabe, while Prannoy will square off against Scotland's Kieran Merrilees.

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sports minister Vijay Goel hails PV Sindhu as youth icon, wishes ace shuttler happy birthday

Sindhu is currently preparing for the BWF World Championships, which is scheduled to be held from August 21–27 in Glasgow, Scotland.

I have to be at my best during World Championship: PV Sindhu

I have to be at my best during World Championship: PV Sindhu

The Indian, currently ranked 5th in the world, has previously won bronze medals at the Championship in 2013 and 2014.

Men make 2017 a summer of content for Indian badminton

Men make 2017 a summer of content for Indian badminton

Ever since the emergence of a certain Saina Nehwal, women's singles has dominated with the gutsy Haryana-born shuttler winning titles galore. And P V Sindhu's meteoric rise only added to the supremacy that the women shuttlers enjoyed.

Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand

Vijay Goel felicitates Kidambi Srikanth, Pullela Gopichand

The Sport Minister met Srikanth, who won back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia, and Gopichand at his residence here.

Need to be more consistent to win big events, says HS Prannoy

Need to be more consistent to win big events, says HS Prannoy

Prannoy, who is currently ranked world number 21 in men's singles, had emerged as a giant-killer when he trounced reigning Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and Olympic champion Chen Long in consecutive two days in the Indonesia Super Series Premier earlier this month.

Telangana Governor felicitates shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth

Telangana Governor felicitates shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth

Srikanth bagged back to back men's singles titles at the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier tournament and the Australian Open Super Series event.

I will play to win at World Championship, says Australian Superseries winner Kidambi Srikanth

I will play to win at World Championship, says Australian Superseries winner Kidambi Srikanth

The 24-year-old Indian, who won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and the Australian Super Series titles, said he will play to win at the World Championship in August.

Kidambi Srikanth thanks Sachin Tendulkar for 'billion wishes' worthy tweet post Australia Superseries win

Kidambi Srikanth thanks Sachin Tendulkar for 'billion wishes' worthy tweet post Australia Superseries win

The Australian Open Superseries saw a change in odds for the Indian after he had lost five times in a row earlier to his Chinese opponent Long.

Australian Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth was battling diarrhoea throughout tournament

Australian Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth was battling diarrhoea throughout tournament

The world no.11 Srikanth won 22-20 21-16 in a 45-minute clash against the world no.6 Chinese, who is also a two-time All England champion.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra to gift Kidambi Srikanth a TUV300 for winning  Australian Open Superseries title

Industrialist Anand Mahindra to gift Kidambi Srikanth a TUV300 for winning Australian Open Superseries title

The 24-year-old Srikanth extended his stellar run of form to become the first Indian male shuttler to win two consecutive Superseries title.

BAI announce Rs 5 lakh cash reward to Kidambi Srikanth for clinching Australian Open Superseries title

BAI announce Rs 5 lakh cash reward to Kidambi Srikanth for clinching Australian Open Superseries title

The 24-year-old Srikanth extended his stellar run of form to become the first Indian male shuttler to win two consecutive Superseries title.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth outclasses China's Chen Long to clinch second consecutive Superseries title

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth outclasses China's Chen Long to clinch second consecutive Superseries title

The win also guarantees Srikanth a prize money of $750,000 after he took just 46 minutes to beat the former World No.1 22-20, 21-16 at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre with relative ease.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth storms into third successive Superseries final

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth storms into third successive Superseries final

The Hyderabadi shuttler maintained his unbeaten record against the Chinese opponent by defeating him for the second time in as many clashes.